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Book of the Month
February 25, 2014 posted by Nichole

Burn Bright (Dark Star #2) – Bethany Frenette

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Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey’s mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey’s sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous… and frustrating—maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?

Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink’s boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of “dating” Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother’s protests and Leon’s pleas.

As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah’s motives and tracking down the Remnant, she’ll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.

 

Batman, Superman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Storm. If the word superhero didn’t come to your mind right away, believe me when I say that it is time that you brush up on your comics and superhero movies. I remember last year when Dark Star by Bethany Frenette came out. I was SO. EXCITED. to read a YA book based on superheroes. It’s just not something that I see a lot of in this genre or in the adult paranormal genre. It was refreshing. Not only that, but it was AMAZING. If you haven’t read my review of Dark Star, you can find it here.

I’m writing this review clear in June, 2013. You can only imagine how sad I probably am right now, knowing that I probably still have like another year to wait for the third book. I told myself not to read it yet. I TOLD myself that I would be devastated. I was right. As soon as I finished Burn Bright, I regretted reading the book so fast. And I didn’t just read it. Nope. I devoured it. There is something so special and unique about this series. Frenette’s writing is off the charts amazing. Believe me when I say that I will read ANYTHING that that lady writes.

Burn Bright takes off a couple months after Dark Star. Everyone is still reeling from Iris’s betrayal, but now they have to prepare themselves for a much bigger danger. There’s a new Harrower in town named Susannah, whose mission is to destroy all of the Kin and pretty much rule the world. Unlike the Harrower’s that the Guardian’s are used to fighting, though, Susannah is much stronger. In fact, she’s almost too strong for Audrey’s mom, Morning Star.

On the quest to eliminate Susannah, Audrey develops her own unique power, someone unexpectedly becomes a new guardian, and friendships are evaluated and tested. Not to mention the developing new romance between Audrey and Leon, and the newly informed Morning Star about her side kick and daughter’s relationship. Burn Bright is full of action, romance, and grief that will have your heart pounding and leave you craving more.

As I have constantly made clear about this series, I am IN LOVE with Audrey and Leon. More specifically, I adorrrrre Leon! I haven’t ran across a male character like Leon in a long time. He is the definition of perfection! I was a little disappointed that there weren’t more cute scenes with Audrey and Leon. There were some, but I would have really liked another scene like the cake scene in Dark Star. The bedroom scene almost made up for it, but not quite. I needed a little more of them to satisfy me. It didn’t take away from the book at all, but I need me some more Audrey and Leon dangit!

What I love about Bethany Frenette’s books is that I don’t just read the book and like or love it. It’s more than that. I smile and giggle like a little girl. I laugh out loud and shout with rage. These books get me so freakin emotional. I am so invested and concerned about every single one of her characters. If she ends up killing anyone off, she better be prepared for a very angry email from me! I don’t even know how to do this review justice. These books are that great.

The only catch about Burn Bright is that I knew everything that was going to happen. I knew what was going on with Gideon (to a point), and I knew who the Remnant was from the very beginning of the book. I’m pretty good at being able to guess that stuff, though, so I don’t know if that’s really going to bother anyone else. It didn’t bother me. I didn’t care that I knew what was going to happen, because the book was that awesome. I did expect a huge plot twist that didn’t happen, though. Like, I honestly expected something to happen, and I was SHOCKED that that wasn’t the case. So, that was exciting.

In the third book, I want to see Audrey become less protected and sheltered. I want to see her fight her mom and Leon a bit more and do what she wants. I mean this to an extent. I don’t want to see her go completely crazy, but I want to see her develop more and become stronger. I also want to see her develop another power. I want to see more of Audrey and Leon, and I want to find out more about Audrey’s dad. If these things don’t happen, I’m going to be a little annoyed in the third book. They didn’t annoy me in this book, because it’s still only the second book, but I need to see at least some of those things in the third book.

If you all are not excited about this series,yet, then I don’t know how else to convince you to GO. READ. THIS. SERIES! It is amazing and perfect and all those good words mixed into one category. I LOVE IT. Go read this. By the way, it came out today [=

 

Readers who like this series may also like:

Immortal City by Scott Speer

The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong

 

Pages: 304

Publication Date: February 25th 2014

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Rating: : ★★★★★ DUH!

 

Book of the Month
February 22, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month: Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Bethany Frenette

4fdd6f816b124ee595f6fb07a25a134e5626120I’m an author of YA books, a keeper of small cats, a fan of all things geeky, and a lover of the absurd. I was born and raised in the great snowy north of Minnesota, from which I have never yet managed to escape.

In my spare time, I read, play video games, and do everything within my power to annoy my friends. Parlor tricks include making an eerily accurate frog noise and the ability to recite Maurice Sendak’sOutside Over There from memory.

 

1) I’m left-handed.

Okay, this is hardly unique, since roughly a tenth of the population is left-handed, but we sinister southpaws like to bond, I’ve found.  We commiserate over things like learning to write sideways, and the constant discomfort of handling scissors.

It’s also something I always notice about people.  You know, if they’re writing.  I don’t have some strange, psychic handedness-sensing ability.  Sadly.

2) I have five siblings.  Four older sisters and a younger brother.

In birth order, we go:  Christina, Carrie, Angela, Ambur, me, and Christopher.  Yep, I totally borrowed two of my siblings’ names for the Dark Star series—I’m sure I’ll manage to use the others elsewhere, someday!

3) I am just about the clumsiest person in the cosmos.

All right, that might be a bit of an exaggeration.  But not a whole lot.  I am constantly running into things.  Like walls, and my own door.  When I still lived at home, me sliding down the stairs was at least a weekly event.  In fact, my parents used to say, “She’ll never make it to her [second/third/etc.] birthday.”

Now, whenever my sister’s son has some accident or trips over his feet, she says, “He takes after his auntie.”

Given the fact that left-handed people are more likely to die in horrible freakish accidents involving power-tools, I think it’s a good idea that I never attempt home improvement.

4) Video games are kind of my life.

Okay, if you follow my twitter, you probably do know this one.  But I really do love video games.  I got started early—my father got us3119551 a Mario game when I was five—and it’s just been downhill since.  But that’s all right:  I’ve met a lot of great people through the video gaming community, including several of my closest friends.

When I have free time and need to de-stress, you can generally find me curled up with Harvest Moon or Skyrim or Mass Effect.  (You know, running a farm, or crawling through tombs à la Indiana Jones, or saving the galaxy like a badass.)

5) I’m terrified of tornadoes.

For some reason, my number one fear in life?  Tornadoes.  I’ve had nightmares about them ever since I was little.  In fact, there was a tornado warning the day I was born, and all the new mothers had to sit out in the hospital hallways with their babies.  Granted, I was a newborn, and cannot possibly remember this, but I like to say it started early.

Here in Minnesota (and perhaps elsewhere; I’m not sure), the cities will test the tornado sirens at 1:00 pm the first Wednesday of every month.  This has occurred as long as I can remember.  And yet every first Wednesday at 1:00 pm, I have a brief moment of panic when those sirens go off.

6) When I was fourteen, I wrote a novel on my computer entirely in bright blue Comic Sans.  A 160k-word novel.  So if you ever find yourself annoyed by the many, many tumblr posts involving Comic Sans, just think:  at least it’s not an entire novel.

(And to any of you out there currently writing your novels in Comic Sans:  more power to you!  Just know that your sisters are never, ever going to let you live it down.)

7)  Also when I was fourteen, I created my very own country.  It was mobile.  It existed in a five-foot radius around me.  I was, quite obviously, Queen, but I did name one of my cats Prime Minister.

I tried to charge taxes, but alas, no one ever paid up.

8) And speaking of pets.  When I was in fifth grade, my pet turtle decided to hitchhike a ride to school with me.

I wasn’t terribly tidy in grade school (or ever, if I’m being honest), and one of my habits was leaving my backpack on the floor of my bedroom.  I’d drop it there once I got home in the afternoon, and just let it rest wherever it fell.

I also had a pet turtle that roamed my bedroom freely.  You can see where this is heading.  One day, I arrived at school, stuck my hand in my backpack to take out my notebooks… and found a turtle instead.

We had a substitute teacher that day, and she was not at all happy about the unexpected and uninvited reptile addition to the classroom.

(Of note:  the turtle still lives with my mother.  We’re pretty sure she’s going to outlive us all.)

(And yeah, we all pretty much just call her “the turtle.”)

31195509) I sucked my thumb until I was eight years old.

Yep, I was a thumb-sucker.  (I dragged around a baby blanket, too; I was pretty much Linus.)  And it took me a long time to outgrow it.

The way I finally broke the habit?  An orthodontist gave my mother the odd (but effective) idea to place a tongue-depressor along the inside of my arm and wrap it with an Ace bandage, making it so that I couldn’t bend my elbow when I slept.  Sure, it looked really weird, but it worked.

10)  Once, when my best friend was feeling very down, I wrote her an email detailing the many embarrassing events of my life in order to cheer her up.  I won’t relate them all here, but this is the big one:

When I was in third grade, the boy I had a crush on recited an entry from my diary to me.  A diary entry about him.

This is one of those memories that is so crazy that sometimes I actually wonder if I just dreamed it, but no—it really happened.  His older sister was at my house during a game of truth or dare, and, well.

I totally lied and claimed it was about “a different Peter.”  Did he believe me?  Who knows.  We were, like, eight.  But let me tell you:  I did not write in a diary again for a very long time.

Author Interviews
February 8, 2014 posted by Nichole

Author Interview with Bethany Frenette

4fdd6f816b124ee595f6fb07a25a134eHi, everyone! Welcome back!

I am so so so so SO SO SO excited to be hosting Bethany Frenette’s newest novel, Burn Bright, as our Book of the Month this February! Last year, I fell in love with Dark Star. Technically, I also fell in love with Burn Bright last year…but I’m very excited for all of you to read it this month! Seriously…this series is amazing. AMAZING. If you like superheroes and awesome as hell heroines…..this series is for you!

 

5626120I’m an author of YA books, a keeper of small cats, a fan of all things geeky, and a lover of the absurd. I was born and raised in the great snowy north of Minnesota, from which I have never yet managed to escape.

In my spare time, I read, play video games, and do everything within my power to annoy my friends. Parlor tricks include making an eerily accurate frog noise and the ability to recite Maurice Sendak’sOutside Over There from memory.

 

Thai or Mexican?
Mexican!
Cats or Dogs?
Cats, definitely.  I like dogs just fine, but I adore cats. (I agree!)
Biggest Quirk?
I’m not sure this counts, but I have this thing where I can’t fall asleep unless something is physically covering my eyes.  Weird, I 3119551know.  But I can’t just pull up the covers, because then I feel like I’m suffocating.  And eyemasks don’t work for some reason.  So I sleep with a blanket covering just my eyes.  It’s pretty strange, I’ll admit.
Biggest Pet Peeve?
People who don’t use their turn signal.  It takes, like, ZERO EFFORT.  It’s a flick of the wrist!  Just use your turn signal, people!  (I have strong feelings about this.) (You would hate me as a driver. LOL)
Celebrity Crush?
This changes by the month.  Sometimes by the week!  But currently we’ll go with Richard Madden from Game of Thrones.  Oh Robb Stark, we miss you.
Favorite superhero?
Batman, hands down.
Favorite TV show?
Of all time?  Probably Battlestar Galactica.  (The newer one.)  Currently airing?  I’m not sure which I’d consider my favorite, but I’m a big fan of Hannibal, The Americans, and… yes, I’m going to say it:  The Vampire Diaries.
Current Favorite song?
“Samson” by Regina Spektor.
Favorite movie?
The Last Unicorn.  I’m not even kidding.
Drink of choice?
Does water count?
3119550Burn Bright is the sequel to Dark Star. Does it take off right after Dark Star? Can readers expect a bunch of superhero goodness?
Burn Bright takes place a couple of months after Dark Star ended.  We’re past the new year, but since it’s Minnesota, still somewhere in the midst of winter.  And there’s definitely a lot of demon-fighting going on!  And not just the Guardians — Audrey gets to get in on the action, as well.
I’ve been dreading asking you this question because a part of me doesn’t even want to know. Is this only going to be a 3 book series? Or is it (hopefully!) going to be longer than that?
Right now, I’ve only got three books planned.  The third book is going to wrap up the storyline for Audrey and her friends — but I won’t rule out ever exploring their world again!  I’ve had a lot of fun with the characters, so who knows?
Can you give us any details on the 3rd book? When can we expect it to be out?
I just finished up revisions on book three, but while I don’t have my exact release date yet, hopefully it won’t be too long.
As for hints — well, here are a few:
1) Audrey’s going to have some huge decisions to make.  (Totally vague, I know, but I don’t want to give too much away.  The end of Burn Bright should give you an idea of what I mean here.)
2)  I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing the villain of the book.  Maybe more fun than I had writing Susannah — and I loved writing her!
3)  You’re going to see some familiar faces!
What was your first reaction when you found out that Disney was going to publish this series?

Rapture!  No, but seriously, I was very giddy.  It was my mother’s birthday, and when I told her she started (delightedly!) saying some words I won’t repeat here.  So the timing was awesome.

What can we expect from Audrey and Leon’s relationship in the 3rd book?
They have things a bit more settled between them, but it’s not going to be all butterflies and rainbows.  Audrey’s been keeping a pretty big secret from Leon, and that’s going to cause issues.  Confession:  I totally cried while writing a couple of their scenes.  But I’ve been known to cry during sappy TV commercials, so take that as you will.
But the bottom line is that they care about each other and they want to protect one another — they just have a bit of learning (and accepting) to do.
If you could cast anyone to play some of the main characters, who would you choose?
I love these questions!  Except the answers totally change all the time.  (Not to mention that actors age much faster than characters, so most of them wouldn’t fit anymore.)  Which means you’re not actually going to get a real answer, sadly!
But I will tell you this.  All you authors out there (published or otherwise):  do not let your parents fancast.  … Or at least don’t let my parents fancast.  It will ruin your life.
Are you currently working on anything else?
I have a few projects I’m planning — though with just finishing up book three’s revisions, nothing major at the moment!
What 2014 debut are you most looking forward to?
My friend Lindsay Smith’s SEKRET is coming out on the first of April (what a great release date, right??) and I’m super excited for that!
Truth or Dare Friday
October 4, 2013 posted by Nichole

TRUTH OR DARE: The Weekly Confessions of a Hopeless Bibliophile #1

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Hi everyone!

 

I want to introduce you all to our new Friday feature: Truth or Dare: The Weekly Confessions of a Hopeless Bibiophile, a.k.a Truth or Dare Fridays! This meme is hosted by Jenna at Jenna Does Books. You can find her website here.  Make sure that you head on over to Jenna’s website to link up your own Truth or Dare post and to see what everyone chose to do this week!

 

This week’s choices:

Truth: If you had only 24 hours left to live, what book would you read and why?

Dare: Go to a bookstore and take photos of THREE books on the shelves-tell us about them!

 

I have to admit, I’m much too lazy to go do the dare at this moment, so I will be doing Truth!

 

First of all, I can’t read a book in 24 hours. I mean, I can FINISH a book in like 7-10 hours but that’s usually spaced out between 2-4 days…sometimes longer. If I’m forced to read a book in a day, though, I get really agitated and fidgety. I just can’t handle it. HOWEVER, if I was allowed to read one book…just one……I want to say Harry Potter, but I won’t. Why? Because I can’t read all 7 books in 24 hours so what’s the point? I’m going to have to say Dark Star by Bethany Frenette. I LOVED that book so much. I might even be able to read both Dark Star and Burn Bright in a whole 24 hours.

 

So, yes, that’s my choice! Dark Star by Bethany Frenette.

 

Take a look below!

 

13455513Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human–something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers–livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything–and everyone–she loves.

News
July 27, 2013 posted by Nichole

Where Are All the Superhero Books?!

Hey guys!

 

So, I finished reading Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette not that long ago. I KNOW that I shouldn’t have done it. It’s one of my favorite series of all time, and Burn Bright doesn’t even release until February, 2014. I don’t even want to think about how long I’m going to have to wait until the third book ]= AND THEN…the third book will probably be the last one! Because all these authors just want to make 3 book series to make my life a living hell /=

 

Burn Bright got me to thinking…..WHERE are all the SUPERHERO books?! I’m not talking about comics. I don’t read those. I’m talking about 17280122awesome YA superhero books. Dark Star and Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette are the only two superhero books that I’m aware of. And they are amazing…so where are the rest? Maybe it’s a relevantly new thing? Maybe superheroes are going to be the big topic in the next year or two? I don’t know…but I really want to see more of them!

 

I feel that we’re constantly thrown in worlds with vampires, werewolves, creepy vampire/human babies, zombies, aliens…repeatedly. And, yes, I love a lot of books that focus on those topics…but isn’t that getting a little old? We read the same topics over and over and over again with only slight changes in plots. I guess that I just want to see something different. With the superhero books, that’s what I’m getting. I’m seeing heroes save the world and fight these evil doers. It’s cool. At least, I think so.

 

I know this isn’t my typical post. This is really just me rambling on and on and complaining about how miserable I am that there’s no more superhero books for me to read. This is what happens when I read my book 8 months before it even comes out!

 

So, tell me. Do you know of any amazing superhero books? Not something that you would rate 3 stars or under…something AMAZING. Let me know in the comments section!

Teaser Tuesday
June 25, 2013 posted by Nichole

Teaser Tuesday: Burn Bright (Dark Star #2) by Bethany Frenette

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!

(make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

 

 

Today’s teaser comes from Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette

Release Date: February 25th, 2014

 Published by:  Disney-Hyperion

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Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey’s mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey’s sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous… and frustrating—maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?

Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink’s boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of “dating” Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother’s protests and Leon’s pleas.

As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah’s motives and tracking down the Remnant, she’ll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.

I stood staring. I heard nothing, not whatever worlds Elspeth was speaking, not the wild drumming of my heart. A hand came down on my shoulder. I registered, briefly, that the hand must belong to Esther, and I jerked away from her grasp. Otherwise I didn’t move.

Adrian St. Croix. My father.” (ARC pg 136.)

I glanced at his clock and felt a jolt of surprise. We’d left three a.m. well behind us.

‘I should go,’ I said,

But I didn’t leave. I rolled to my side, resting my head on his pillow.

Leon lay back down, facing me. He reached forward, gently tracing his finger across my lips. He smiled. ‘You should go.’

‘I should.’

Instead, I closed my eyes. His hand gripped mine. I fell asleep with my fingers laced through his.” (ARC pg 204.)

Priscilla the Great (Priscilla the Great #1) – Sybil Nelson
Book Reviews
January 4, 2013 posted by Nichole

Priscilla the Great (Priscilla the Great #1) – Sybil Nelson

Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn’t hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family. Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, an organization dead set on turning children into killing machines.

Add an older brother annoyingly obsessed with Christina Aguilera, mischievous baby twin brothers who could scare the sin off of Satan, and parents more puzzling than a Rubik’s cube in the Bermuda triangle and expect a smoking page-turner!

 

Priscilla the Great is an amazing middle grade series about a young girl who can shoot fire from her fingers. Priscilla’s mom is never around much since she’s doing good deeds clear across the world, so it’s just Priscilla, her dad, her older brother, and her two younger twin brothers. Talk about a lot of testosterone.

When Priscilla gets her first period, she starts to develop a lot of weird abilities that …well….she’s never even heard of anyone experiencing before. She’s faster than normal, she can hear everything, and, oh, yeah….she can shoot fire from her fingers! Life has taken a new turn for Priscilla, and she’s not quite sure how to handle it.

While trying to balance her new found powers, Priscilla also has to attend middle school, fight her feelings for her crush, develop new feelings, and spend as much time as possible with her bestest best friend in the world. But soon, Priscilla learns that things are much bigger than she once realized. Her mom? Yeah, her mom isn’t no normal mom. Her mom is a badass superhero that is out trying to save the world. And she wants Priscilla to help her. Join Priscilla and her family and friends to discover if they succeed.

 

I have such a strong passion for middle grade novels, because I truly believe that some of them are absolutely brilliant. Sometimes I want to take a break from thinking…from vampires, werewolves, aliens, lovey dovey romances…all of that jazz. Sometimes I just want to jump into the mind of a seventh grader and join them on the wacky experiences that make up their lives. I can usually tell if I am going to like a mg novel based on the cover, so I felt pretty secure with Priscilla the Great. I wasn’t disappointed. I loved Priscilla. Actually, I loved the whole entire book. I found it to be light and refreshing, as well as comical and spunky. I loved it.

Priscilla was such an amazing character for me! I love reading about strong girls and women. There’s something so empowering about watching/reading them take charge and try to fix everything themselves.  I hate….let me stress this….haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate! reading about females who solely depend on men to fix their problems. Men aren’t all that! Women are pretty dang tough too! I felt that that was greatly portrayed in Priscilla the Great, and I would encourage parents to introduce this book to every girl.

Apparently I have some huge fascination with superheroes that I was never aware of. I don’t read comic books. I don’t really care about superhero movies. Man, I haven’t even watched The Avengers yet. But earlier this year…well…I guess it will be last year when you guys read this….I read Dark Star by Bethany Frenette. LOVED that book! Anyways, the book is about superheroes, and I just went gaga for superheroes! I can’t get enough of them! Same thing with this book, I lovvvved the superhero aspect! I thought that Priscilla’s powers were just so cool! I couldn’t get enough of it. I also enjoyed watching Priscilla’s powers develop as well as her maturity. Don’t get too excited over the maturity thing. Thirteen year olds can only mature so much. But I did notice a difference in her character by the end of the book. It was a really enjoyable experience to watch Priscilla’s growth throughout the book.

I would absolutely recommend this book to every middle school and high school level child. Heck, I’d even recommend this to adults who enjoy mg books. I know that I sure enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest in the series! Priscilla the Great is a book that will keep you on your toes and leave you craving more.

Pages: 309

Publisher: Little Prince Publishing

Publication Date: December 13th, 2010

Rating: : ★★★★☆

 

Teaser Quote: “I caught up with Charlie first. I picked him up and threw him on the couch. Then I sat on him and farted. Yeah, I farted. So what? When dealing with little brothers, sometimes you have to get gross.” (pg 49.)